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Oral history interview with Hella Levi

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1231 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1231

Hella Levi describes her childhood in Frankfurt, Germany; the changes the Jewish community experienced after Hitler's rise to power in 1933; Kristallnacht; her husband and father's arrest and imprisonment in Buchenwald; her father's release; her husband's continued imprisonment until she was able to acquire boat passage to Shanghai; the couple's decision to flee and leave their families behind; the fate of their families who perished; their voyage to Shanghai; the difficult conditions for impoverished refugees; the establishment of a religious and cultural Jewish community in Shanghai; daily life and work in the Hong Kew ghetto of Shanghai; the Japanese occupation; and the end of hostiliites.

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Hella Levi
Mr. Jim Miller
David Sokolsky
interview:  1985 March 23
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:42:18
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